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Guinea-Bissau

The Republic of Guinea-Bissau was the first of the former Portuguese African territories to become independent in 1974. This West African state is bordered to the north by Senegal, to the east and south by Guinea, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Area: 36 125 km2

Population: 1,815,698

Capital: Bissau

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $2.851 billion (2016)

Trade Marks

Trade mark protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.

Patents

Patent protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.

Designs

Design protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.

Copyright

Provision is made for copyright protection in OAPI member countries in terms of the Bangui Agreement.

Plant Breeders’ Rights

Provision is made for plant breeders’ rights to be obtained in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI office.

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